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District-Wide Family Connections Gathering

Calling All Newly-Enrolled BHS Families: Family Connections is a parent-volunteer led group designed to support families newly enrolled in Bloomfield Hills Schools! Our first Zoom gathering is coming up on Thursday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. Any new family for any school - including Bloomfield Virtual - is welcome! Come with your questions about the schools or area, and parent/guardian volunteers are here to help. Meet other new families from across all the schools! If you're interested, check out the flyer and register here.

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COVID-19 Case Update 11/20/2020

Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Community,

We are writing to notify you of:

  • One positive COVID-19 staff case at Bloomfield Hills High School
  • Two positive COVID-19 student cases at Bloomfield Hills High School
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Bloomin’ Preschool - Fox Hills
  • One positive COVID-19 staff case at Bloomin’ Preschool - Fox Hills
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at East Hills Middle School
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Way Elementary School
  • Two positive COVID-19 student cases at West Hills Middle School
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Wing Lake Elementary School

As an important reminder: if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 rapid or PCR test, all members of the household must stay home until the results are known.

If you do not receive a specific quarantine notice from a district official or an Oakland County Health Division case investigator, your child can attend activities as scheduled.

While we are in distance learning, the COVID-19 Case Update emails will now be sent weekly on Fridays at 5 p.m.

Emergency Order MCL 333.2253 requires Bloomfield Hills Schools to report probable and positive case information on our website. The report can be found on the main district website. Please note, cases do not appear on the report until all forms are complete for the case, causing a lag in reporting at times. 

We greatly appreciate the partnership with our families in reporting suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 so we may best protect the students and staff in our schools. Please continue to connect with your school principal regarding any concerns you may have regarding your child’s symptoms or possible exposure to someone with COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a contagious viral illness that spreads in the air through coughing, sneezing, and talking. Recent information suggests COVID-19 is spread by people who are not showing symptoms. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

If your child is sick or has been exposed to a confirmed or probable case of COVID, please do not allow them to attend school activities, programs, or athletics. If you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your health professional or Nurse on Call at 1-800-848-5533. Please continue to monitor your child for any symptoms of COVID-19. If your child does develop symptoms, we urge you to keep them home and get your child tested for COVID-19 with a send-out PCR test. Testing locations can be found using the COVID-19 Test Finder at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is symptomatic and you do not wish to have them tested, keep them at home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours and it has been more than ten days since the initial onset of symptoms. If you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, please continue to keep your child home and reference this chart (on the third page) from the Oakland County Health Division for further guidance.

In accordance with our administrative guidelines and procedures, the district, in collaboration with Oakland County Health Department, will communicate confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a school building, student event/activity, or district-sponsored function. Notification of confirmed cases will be shared via email from the district. Names of those impacted (whether it is a student, employee, district approved volunteer, or guest/spectator) will not be shared. All contact tracing will be handled by the Oakland County Health Department to protect student and employee privacy rights. The district is committed to providing factual, transparent, and critical information in a timely manner.

Please continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety recommendations from the Oakland County Health Division and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

  • Stay home if you are sick, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others. 
  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet). 
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean your hands after throwing away the tissue. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily.

Sincerely,

Pat Watson, Superintendent

Learn More about COVID-19 Case Update 11/20/2020
COVID-19 Case Update 11/10/2020

Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Community,

We are writing to notify you of:

  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Way Elementary

  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Bloomfield Hills High School

As an important reminder: if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 rapid or PCR test, all members of the household must stay home until the results are known.

If you do not receive a specific quarantine notice from a district official or an Oakland County Health Division case investigator, your child can attend activities as scheduled.

As a reminder, Bloomfield Hills Schools has transitioned to distance learning.

Emergency Order MCL 333.2253 requires Bloomfield Hills Schools to report probable and positive case information on our website. The report can be found on the main district website. Please note, cases do not appear on the report until all forms are complete for the case, causing a lag in reporting at times. 

We greatly appreciate the partnership with our families in reporting suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 so we may best protect the students and staff in our schools. Please continue to connect with your school principal regarding any concerns you may have regarding your child’s symptoms or possible exposure to someone with COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a contagious viral illness that spreads in the air through coughing, sneezing, and talking. Recent information suggests COVID-19 is spread by people who are not showing symptoms. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

If your child is sick or has been exposed to a confirmed or probable case of COVID, please do not allow them to attend school activities, programs, or athletics. If you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your health professional or Nurse on Call at 1-800-848-5533. Please continue to monitor your child for any symptoms of COVID-19. If your child does develop symptoms, we urge you to keep them home and get your child tested for COVID-19 with a send-out PCR test. Testing locations can be found using the COVID-19 Test Finder at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is symptomatic and you do not wish to have them tested, keep them at home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours and it has been more than ten days since the initial onset of symptoms. If you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, please continue to keep your child home and reference this chart (on the third page) from the Oakland County Health Division for further guidance.

In accordance with our administrative guidelines and procedures, the district, in collaboration with Oakland County Health Department, will communicate confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a school building, student event/activity, or district-sponsored function. Notification of confirmed cases will be shared via email from the district. Names of those impacted (whether it is a student, employee, district approved volunteer, or guest/spectator) will not be shared. All contact tracing will be handled by the Oakland County Health Department to protect student and employee privacy rights. The district is committed to providing factual, transparent, and critical information in a timely manner.

Please continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety recommendations from the Oakland County Health Division and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

  • Stay home if you are sick, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others. 

  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet). 

  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean your hands after throwing away the tissue. 

  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily.

Sincerely,

Pat Watson, Superintendent

Learn More about COVID-19 Case Update 11/10/2020
COVID-19 Case Update 11/9/2020

Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Community,

We are writing to notify you of:

  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Lone Pine Elementary

  • One positive COVID-19 staff case at Bloomfield Hills High School

  • One positive COVID-19 staff case at Bowers School Farm

  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Way Elementary

As an important reminder: if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 rapid or PCR test, all members of the household must stay home until the results are known.

If you do not receive a specific quarantine notice from a district official or an Oakland County Health Division case investigator, your child can attend activities as scheduled.

As a reminder, Bloomfield Hills Schools has transitioned to distance learning.

Emergency Order MCL 333.2253 requires Bloomfield Hills Schools to report probable and positive case information on our website. The report can be found on the main district website. Please note, cases do not appear on the report until all forms are complete for the case, causing a lag in reporting at times. 

We greatly appreciate the partnership with our families in reporting suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 so we may best protect the students and staff in our schools. Please continue to connect with your school principal regarding any concerns you may have regarding your child’s symptoms or possible exposure to someone with COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a contagious viral illness that spreads in the air through coughing, sneezing, and talking. Recent information suggests COVID-19 is spread by people who are not showing symptoms. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

If your child is sick or has been exposed to a confirmed or probable case of COVID, please do not allow them to attend school activities, programs, or athletics. If you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your health professional or Nurse on Call at 1-800-848-5533. Please continue to monitor your child for any symptoms of COVID-19. If your child does develop symptoms, we urge you to keep them home and get your child tested for COVID-19 with a send-out PCR test. Testing locations can be found using the COVID-19 Test Finder at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is symptomatic and you do not wish to have them tested, keep them at home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours and it has been more than ten days since the initial onset of symptoms. If you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, please continue to keep your child home and reference this chart (on the third page) from the Oakland County Health Division for further guidance.

In accordance with our administrative guidelines and procedures, the district, in collaboration with Oakland County Health Department, will communicate confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a school building, student event/activity, or district-sponsored function. Notification of confirmed cases will be shared via email from the district. Names of those impacted (whether it is a student, employee, district approved volunteer, or guest/spectator) will not be shared. All contact tracing will be handled by the Oakland County Health Department to protect student and employee privacy rights. The district is committed to providing factual, transparent, and critical information in a timely manner.

Please continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety recommendations from the Oakland County Health Division and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

  • Stay home if you are sick, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others. 

  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet). 

  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean your hands after throwing away the tissue. 

  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily.

Sincerely,

Pat Watson, Superintendent

Learn More about COVID-19 Case Update 11/9/2020
COVID-19 Case Update 11/5/2020

Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Community,

We are writing to notify you of:

  • One positive COVID-19 staff case at Bloomin’ Preschools, Fox Hills
  • Two positive COVID-19 student cases at Way Elementary

As an important reminder: if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 rapid or PCR test, all members of the household must stay home until the results are known.

Learn More about COVID-19 Case Update 11/5/2020
Mask Reminders

As a reminder, please be sure your child’s mask follows the Bloomfield Hills Schools mask guidelines. Face masks can be either reusable or disposable. They should fit tightly over your entire nose and mouth. Masks must have school-appropriate graphics. Masks should NOT have valves. Masks with valves are not permitted in Bloomfield Hills Schools. Students and staff are welcome to wear face shields brought from home, but they are not required. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters and bandannas are not sufficient face coverings. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters must have school-appropriate graphics.

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District and School Communications

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Dear Families: Welcome to Way Elementary! For those of you who are new to this school, we warmly welcome you into this big family. If you are new, we have a Way mentor to help you navigate our school and community. Please reach out to Lisa Grabowski via email at lisaggrabowski@gmail.com or 734.612.7880 for any help acclimating.

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What Makes Our Elementary School Different?

Belief sets are at play in every school. Some refer to it as a vision, others to a mission. Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.

 
In This We Believe at Way Elementary
  • Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
  • Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • Promoting independence vs. dependence
  • Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset

Want to learn more about our elementary school? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.

Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking. - Fred Friendly

Kindergarten Orientation Video


A Window Into Way

Making Our Thinking Visible at Way — A Michigan Elementary School

Visible Thinking Program at Michigan School

It is often difficult to comprehend the extensive amount of thinking, learning, and understanding that is taking place inside your child’s classroom each and every day. A Window Into Way  will provide you with snapshots of learning opportunities students are engaged in; experiences in which thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. By making student’s thinking visible, we can better understand how our students are learning as well as their depth of understanding. Enjoy!

Building a Bridge Between Home and School

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Location


Way Elementary
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Contact


Main: 248.341.7800
*Attendance: 248.341.7810
*(Includes early dismissals, late arrivals, absences and vacations)


Adam Scher, Principal
248.341.7800
AScher@bloomfield.org

Cindy Antonis, Secretary
248.341.7800
CAntonis@bloomfield.org

Jenny Rossi
Visible Thinking Coordinator
248.341.6639
JRossi@bloomfield.org

Building Hours

 

 

Class 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal
Latchkey
 
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
3:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Bus Hotline: 248.341.6290 @BHSBuses